Shredded History

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Credit:  Alaa Al-Marjani/Reuters

 Previously dominant forces

marked the land with statures

Brave warriors atop their sleek steeds

enduring symbols of power


Stone laid upon stone

by the rulers’ minions

Their sweat leached

into the each sculpted colossus


Bronzed horsemen,

stationery through centuries,

halted mid stride

in their supremacy


To mark a new power,

a contemporary behemoth,

invading hordes must obliterate

past anthropological ascendancies


Bronzed demigods must be

reduced to steel wire and rubble

This is an essential component

of the senselessness of war


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